Fitting an approved axle wheel lock to your caravan is not only more secure than a traditional wheel clamp but it will also save you money on your caravan insurance.
In this Frequently Asked Question video, Paul Jones, from AL-KO shows us how to fit their AL-KO Secure wheel lock to a caravan.
An axle wheel lock makes it more difficult for thieves as it attaches to the chassis of the caravan, locking the caravan wheel in place. The locking bolt also has numerous combinations, adding to the security of the product.
Axle wheel locks can sometimes be a bit tricky to fit as the caravan wheel has to be aligned with the receiver in the chassis, so the locking plate can be inserted through the wheel and into the receiver. The locking bolt then stops the wheel from rotating.
Many new caravans from 2006 are built with a receiver for an axle wheel lock, and some manufacturers will include a lock as part of the standard equipment, or a dealer might offer a lock as part of their sales package. Alternatively you can buy an axle wheel lock directly from your dealership, a caravan accessory store or at a caravan show.
To check if your caravan has a receiver, look through your caravan’s nearside alloy wheel and see if you can spot a small yellow plug or threaded post behind it.
Fitting an AL-KO Secure wheel lock
The locking plate fits into the receiver from the outside, sitting on the caravan wheel, with the locking bolt going through and into the receiver in the wheel and caravan chassis. The locking bolt is then tightened and finally you insert a barrel locking key into the lock to secure the lock in place.
Here at Caravan Guard we offer a caravan insurance discount to customers who fit an AL-KO Secure axle wheel lock and other approved locks.
Click here for more information about the AL-KO Secure wheel lock.
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